Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study, Circular Economy and Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) are different concepts – a shared link is the Life Cycle Approach (Life Cycle Thinking). LCA study combined with C2C principles opens up possibilities for a truly data-driven Circular Economy.
Cradle-to-cradle is a term used to describe a material or product that is recycled into a new product at the end of its life so that there is no waste.
The cradle-to-cradle variant of LCA is the broadest and most complete assessment covering the entire circular life cycle of a product system with a potential product reuse/recycling loop.
The potential is limitless if these concepts and life cycle thinking are fully combined.